Erin Crocker Evernham

Erin Crocker Evernham is one of the most decorated female race car drivers of all time. Throughout her career driving Sprint cars and stock cars she has collected a long list of accolades, including many firsts for females competing in her male-dominated sport of choice.

Beyond her driving career, Erin has served as a reporter for SPEED and 3 Wide Life along with multiple appearances in AmeriCarna.

Erin was born with racing in her DNA. She began her early driving career at just 7 years old in quarter midgets and Mini Sprints. Ultimately, she moved up to racing full size Sprint Cars, which was the precursor to much of her success. During her career driving Sprint Cars Erin collected a number of firsts for women in the sport, most notably becoming the first woman to ever win a World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Car feature event.

In 2005, Erin began her career driving stock cars when she was signed as a development driver for Evernham Motorsports. In all, she competed in 39 NASCAR sanctioned events and 25 ARCA events.

Erin’s most notable racing accomplishments include:

  • First woman to win a United States Sprint Car Series (USCS) feature
  • First and still the only woman to qualify for the Knoxville Nationals A main (Qualified twice)
  • First woman to win a World of Outlaws (WoO) feature event
  • First woman to qualify for the Grand Annual Sprint Car Classic
  • National Sprint Car HoF 410 Rookie of the Year
  • Knoxville Nationals Rookie of the Year
  • ARCA Series – Super Speedway Challenge Champion
  • Five ARCA Pole Awards (Daytona, Kentucky (3), and Nashville)

Since Erin’s last competitive race in 2011, she has held many different roles. Erin has continued her role in the automotive industry through pit reporting for SPEED, test driving for Hendrick Performance, and stunt driving in commercials for some of the world’s top brands.